Clear Aligners for Adults in Iowa City

Invisalign for Adults in Iowa City

Dr. Suzanne Stock provides 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners for adults in Iowa City, Fairfield, Washington, and Williamsburg, IA. Call 319-338-8658 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

When you choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist like Dr. Stock for your Clear Aligners treatment, you can be confident that you’re getting the highest quality care. Orthodontists are the specialists when it comes to moving teeth to correct misalignments and problems with the bite, so there’s no one more qualified to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with Clear Aligners.

Although not all patients are candidates for Clear Aligners treatment, advances in the system mean that it can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues. Clear Aligners is especially popular with our adult patients because it eliminates the need for brackets and wires, replacing them with a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. You’ll never have to feel self-conscious about undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult when you have Clear Aligners!

Your Clear Aligners aligners are designed by Dr. Stock and created uniquely for you using a 3D model of your smile. You’ll wear them for 22 hours each day and switch to the next set of aligners every two weeks, or as directed.

Advantages of Clear Aligners

For all but the most complicated orthodontic cases, Clear Aligners is as effective as traditional metal braces. The benefits of the Clear Aligners system include:

  • Clear Aligners are discreet. Because your aligners are made with thin, clear plastic, your friends, coworkers, and acquaintances will have no idea you’re wearing them.
  • Clear Aligners are comfortable. There are no wires or brackets with Clear Aligners, just thin, smooth plastic.
  • Clear Aligners are convenient. Your aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing and there are no food restrictions, so you can continue eating all of your favorite foods.

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners for Adults

Which is better, braces or Clear Aligners?

Braces and Clear Aligners are both effective when it comes to straightening teeth and correcting bite issues, assuming you are a candidate, so the answer to this question comes down to your lifestyle and preferences.

Can you eat with Clear Aligners in?

The advantage of Clear Aligners is that you can take your aligners out for eating! There’s no need to leave them in—it could damage your aligners and leave your teeth vulnerable to decay.

Are Clear Aligners a permanent fix?

Yes, your results from Clear Aligners will be permanent as long as you wear your retainers as directed once your treatment is complete.

Can I leave my Clear Aligners out for a day?

You can remove Clear Aligners for a day, but it’s important to remember that your aligners only work when you wear them. The more you take them out and leave them out, the longer your treatment will take.

How long does Clear Aligners treatment take?

The answer to this question depends on how well you comply with the instructions given and the amount of orthodontic correction needed. Clear Aligners reports that the average treatment is 12 to 18 months. If you’re an adult getting Clear Aligners to correct minor orthodontic relapse (teeth that have shifted after having braces when you were younger), you may only need to wear aligners for a few months.

Call to learn more and schedule your appointment.